Many people use terms like SMART goals, objectives and outcomes without being clear on what they mean.
Getting clear on these terms is critical to your understanding of the concepts and communication with your team members.
At Small Business Authority, we use the terms goals, objectives and outcomes to mean exactly the same thing – the specific results that a small business, division or individual seeks to attain
So, in our language (and that of many others) SMART goals and SMART objectives appear to mean the same thing.
We recommend that you get clear on what you mean by each of the above terms and communicate that to your team.
More information on how we assist small businesses in setting and managing SMART goals and objectives.